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Modern phones use Li-ion and Li-poly batteries. So the battery life is not affected by whether you charge them at 0% or 90%. It only has a long term effect. Batteries degrade with every charge cycle. A cycle is usually a recharge from below 50%. So charging while the battery capacity is still relatively high has a long term effect of less degradation. ...


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ES File Explorer has support for several cloud storage providers. It allows to "copy" folders from your dropbox folder to your SD-Card etc in a similar fashion as you would copy files locally. The "Network" Tab allows you to add an account.


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Full discharges put a strain on the battery. This topic might be of some help to you (the first answer specifically).


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Case #1: You can get back to recently used apps by holding down the home key until a menu appears, and then selecting the app you want to return to. Case #2: Press the home button and open your dictionary app, and then use the method in #1 to return to messaging. This works if you don't have too many apps open, since the memory is limited and if you open ...


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That's a little bit tricky with Touchwiz. In order to move app links in and out of the icon bar at the bottom on phones with Touchwiz, you have to enter the app list (App Drawer) via the blue menu icon. This is the only icon that can't be removed. Then press the left hardware key and choose edit, but make sure that you are in the "Customizable Grid" view ...


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Based on avirk's hint, I found a way. First press the code *#0011# GSM example: GSM900: IDLE T: 10, B: 10 Rx Pwr: -94, Rx ual: - Rx Lev: 21, Tx Lev: 0- Speech VER: AMR EFR FR VOC: AdaptiveRate TS: 0 Temp: 68 Batt: 71 LNA: 0 Service: Available It is obvious that it's using 900MHz band, from the "GSM900". UMTS WCDMA example: WCDMA: Idle Rx CH: 10612, R: ...


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Some versions of the Touchwiz launcher already have the ability to sort alphabetically. Open the app drawer, press Menu, View type, and choose Alphabetical grid or Alphabetical list.


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If your phone is rooted and got ClockworkMod installed, then try formatting and creating an EXT partition in ClockworkMod. Its the most simplest and easiest way to do it. It will automatically take care of your Fat partition too. For more info, read this article


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It's most probably a buggy 3rd party app (preinstalled by Samsung or by you). To find the offender I'd install Permissions and narrow the problem down to apps with precise GPS location permissions. If this list is huge you can also cross-check with running apps (Task Killer or QuiteTaskmanager, the latter lists more but is not available in Google Play). If ...


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I am not sure if this would work, but worth a try. Some mobile phones and some cell phone service providers require the use of APN. Contact your cell phone service provider for the APN.


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Your phone might be going into USB Debugging Mode on connecting to PC. After phone is connected to PC via cable, disable Debugging Mode [Settings -> Applications -> Development] and then check for Kies Connection. My friend had the same issue and we resolved it like this.


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Sounds like the USB port is broken, though it should be fixable with soldering or something. Take a look outside to see if the pins were snapped off or anything, and inside if not.


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Onik is correct in suggesting the built in task switcher but if you search "task switcher" in the market you will find a number of apps that might help, I suggest picking something light weight and intuitive. From personal experience I can easily suggest QuickDesk or Wave Launcher. QuickDesk will bring up a virtual home screen whenever/wherever. You can ...


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When you say old phones, I think you meant devices which had Ni-Cad batteries. That practice of recharging only when the battery was run down is known as the Memory Effect Like Richard said, most phones don't use Ni-Cad anymore but Li-Ion or Li-Poly, which don't exhibit that behavior. I keep my devices plugged in as often as possible.


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Disabling the proximity sensor seems to have worked: after some testing, I got no freezes at all.


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Have you tried plugging in the charger? or else plugging in the charger and while plugged in, remove and then re-insert battery. Some phones tend to start up in that manner. Also if you can connect via adb (even if your phone is powered down), the adb devices followed by adb reboot ought to start your phone. If you're rooted, there are apps like Quick ...


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Assuming that you are using a Galaxy Ace with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread), I suggest you to use an application like 3G Watchdog or Onavo Count. But if you are using a Android phone with Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher there is a built-in option in settings menu called "Data Usage".


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Since you're on a Samsung, I believe you have TouchWiz (I believe the Ace does, anyway). You can try the TouchWiz AppSorter app from the Market. It requires your phone to be rooted in order for it to work. If you don't have root, one option is to wipe the data for the launcher application, which will force it to re-sort the apps. You do this by going into ...


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I believe this is a problem with Samsung's UI, TouchWiz; I experienced this on a couple ROMs for my Galaxy S. I don't know of any way to fix it without replacing your ROM, but I did find that going to Settings -> Wireless and network -> WiFi settings and toggling WiFi there seemed to work. Settings is a standard Android OS app and thus bypasses ...


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You can try this, on the dial pad, enter *#*#526#*#* this will automatically load the wifi drivers. Once you see that driver loading successful, you can then turn on the wifi and it might work...


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Android OS updates can be region specific. It depends on the OEM builds. In case of Samsung, yes. You can update through Odin, but other region binary may not have the required operator information or other settings related to your region. I suggest you wait for an update in Kies. Should be available soon.


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Samsung Galaxy Ace runs at least Android version 2.2 and is upgradable to Gingerbread, so the device already has the possibility to move apps to the SD card. Though, not all apps support this. You can move an app to the SD card by navigating to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications and click on the app you want to move. Then you click the button ...


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I can see how you'd be confused by that. It doesn't indicate that your phone is rooted, just that the kernel was compiled by the root user (on a DELL build machine, apparently)! If you look at /system/build.prop (probably requires root to look, ha) you'll see some other similar information about the build. Mine says "jaeyoon.yoon@SEP-05" for the same ...


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I found this somewhere -- and it works for me. Here is the solution that worked perfectly with me: the problem lies in the DHCP settings of the ADSL router. FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM....... Login to your router and go to DHCP settings (for belkin its 192.168.2.1) and find the item called leasing time. The default values of the leasing time ...


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Yes, as with many of the Galaxy devices it appears that the unlock code is actually stored on the device and easily accessible (as long as you have root access). This XDA post should guide you through it. Note of course that it might not work and you could brick your device by rooting, in addition to voiding the warranty. In my experience the Galaxy ...


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These are called dialer codes, so naturally try typing it into your Dialer as if it were a phone number. I just did it on my Vibrant and got this: WlanTest Engineering Mode Status... Unloading Normal Driver and Loading Mfg Driver Driver loading successful


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Google Image Search seems to be doing something funny with the way it shows you image previews. What you need to do is when you run your image search you should see the grid of all the picture results: Tap the picture that you're interested in and it should appear larger on a black background. When that first loads you should see something that looks a ...


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I'm currently using Screen Filter. It reduces the brightness of your phone below the level of what Android OS provides. Works for me and is a good battery saver. Hope this helps.


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Install Titanium backup - (this requires root access) from Play store and you can backup thinks like sms/call logs/apps and app data. In your case, you might want to backup the app and the app data for that particular app, save your backups. Once you restore the phone, you can use Titanium to restore that app and data.


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Here is the solution that worked perfectly with me: the problem lies in the DHCP settings of the ADSL router. Follow these steps: Login to your router and go to DHCP settings (for belkin its 192.168.2.1) and find the item called lease time. The default values of the lease time is usually Forever, which produces a bug in Android. All you have to do is ...



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